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The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5186801
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 2176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Organized thematically as an A to Z reference encyclopedia across 4 volumes, this comprehensive resource on health psychology provides a concise overview of the ever-expanding interdisciplinary field. 

The first volume of The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology covers the biological bases of health behavior, providing information on topics in the broad areas of neuroscience and biopsychology relevant to health behavior. Volume II addresses topics related to theories and data derived from social psychology including health or prevention related behaviors, stress and coping, and the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions. The third volume examines the applied aspects of the field of health psychology including practical topics that clinical health psychologists face in the workplace, issues related to unhealthy behaviors that individuals engage in, behavioral aspects of medical problems, and issues related to the comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and chronic health problems. Volume IV examines special issues in health psychology covering various historical, philosophical, and conceptual issues. It also considers issues related to diversity and underrepresented/underserved groups.

As a whole, this 4-volume set:

  • Delves into topics related to Health Psychology across the subfields of Biopsychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology
  • Appeals to the broader field of Behavioral Medicine, including medical and allied health fields
  • Examines the interconnections between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology is an ideal resource for college and university libraries as well as for professional psychologists and other health care professionals interested in the relationship of psychological and physical well being.

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List of Contributors


Encyclopedia Preface

Editor-in-Chief Acknowledgements

Volume Preface



Alcohol-related Brain Disorders

Rebecca Preston-Campbell

An Overview of neuropsychiatric symptoms and pathogenesis in MS

Soe Mar

APOE as a risk factor for age-related cognitive impairment: neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings

Ira Driscoll

Brain development from conception to adulthood

Jodi Heaps

Degenerative conditions: FTD

Joel Kramer

Degenerative conditions: VaD

Paola Garcia

Developmental conditions: Asperger's syndrome

Laurent Mottron

Developmental conditions: Down syndrome

Jamie Edgin

Developmental Conditions: Reading Ability

Amanda Eaton

Differential diagnosis: Cortical vs. subcortical

Robert Paul

Diffusion MRI: DKI

Jens Jensen

Diffusion MRI: Introduction

Claire Sexton

Diffusion MRI: Quantitative Diffusion Tractography

Stephen Correia

Early life stress

Seth Pollak

Emerging methodologies in clinical research: Brain mapping/multimodal imaging

Olusola Ajilore

Emerging methodologies in clinical research: Machine learning

Christian Salvatore

Emerging methodologies in clinical research: MRS

Napapon Sailasuta

Functional anatomy: Cortical/subcortical distinctions

Jodi Heaps

Functional anatomy: Types of Cells/Physiology

Patrick Wright

Functional imaging: Electrophysiological Methods

Amanda Eaton

Functional imaging: fMRI

Tricia King

Functional imaging: Resting State Functional Connectivity

Carissa Philippi

Gene x Environment interactions: 5HTTLPR

Ryan Bogdan

Gene x Environment interactions: BDNF

Lauren Salminen

Genetics/Epigenetics: In developmental disorders

Tiffany Doherty

Genetics/Epigenetics: Influence on behavior/development

Tiffany Doherty

Genetics/Epigenetics: Polymorphisms

Mikhail Votinov

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Jacob Bolzenius

Neurobiology of Stress-Health Relationships

Robert Spencer

Peripheral-central interactions: Stroke

Jacob Huffman

Psychoneuroimmunology: Immune markers of psychopathology

Rachel Wamser

Psychophysiology of Traumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Michael Griffin

Psychosocial: Cognitive reserve

Sarah Cooley

Psychosocial: Nutrition: Caloric restriction

Patrick Smith

Psychosocial: Stress: Prenatal stress

Megan Gunnar

Psychosocial: Substance abuse: Street drugs

Raul Gonzalez

Structural MRI: Subcortical measurements

Adam Brickman

TBI: Sports-related and CTE

Robert Stern

The Insula in Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Steven Bruce

The neuroscience of wellbeing: conceptual definitions

Justine Gatt

The neuroscience of wellbeing: potential neural networks

Justine Gatt

Therapeutic effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in stroke: Moving towards and individualized approach

Lara Boyd

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Michael McCrea


Acculturation and substance use

Seth Schwartz

Accurate interpersonal perception

Lauren Human

Affective forecasting

Linda Levine

Attachment processes and health

Robin Edelstein


Mary-Frances O'Connor

Conflicting health information

Paul Han

Coping strategies

Anita Delongis

Coping with chronic illness

Tracey Revenson

Counterfactual thought

Amy Summerville

Couple-relationships and cancer adaptation

Hoda Badr

Direct-to-consumer testing

Angela Legg

Disease-specific worry

Kevin McCaul

Ecological momentary assessment for the psychosocial study of health

Arthur Stone

Effects of health-related policies

Steven Sussman

Embodied health

Mark Landau

Emotion regulation

Elizabeth Davis

Everyday coping behaviors

Megan Robbins

Expressive writing

Joshua Smyth

Failed control of health behaviors

Marci Lobel

Geography of Health

Nicholas Christenfeld


Martin Hagger

Health behavior change

Paul Fuglestad

Health behavior interventions

Angela Bryan

Health behavior maintenance

Lisa Auster-Gussman

Health belief model

Edward Green

Health consequences and correlates of life stories

Will Dunlop

Health consequences and correlates of social justice

Todd Lucas

Health consequences of prejudice and discrimination

Tessa Dover

Health correlates and consequences of friendship

Bert Uchino

Health correlates and consequences of social comparison

Dana Litt

Health effects of traumatic events

Roxane Silver

Health implications of gratitude

Kristin Layous

Health implications of resilience

Tuppett Yates

Health information avoidance

Jennifer Howell

Health literacy

Amber Emanuel

Healthcare treatment seeking and avoidance

Nils Olsen

Health-related uncertainty

Jada Hamilton

Illness representations and perceptions

Howard Leventhal

Implicit processes and health behavior change

Paschal Sheeran

Intimate relationships and physical health

Paula Pietromonaco

Medical decision-making

Gretchen Chapman

Message framing

John Updegraff

Message tailoring

Mia Lustria

Naturalistic observations of social interactions

Matthias Mehl

Optimism and physical health

Charles Carver

Patient adherence

Kelly Haskard Zolnierek

Patient satisfaction

Summer Williams

Personality and coping

Jamie Jacobs

Personality and health behaviors

Christopher Nave

Personality and health outcomes

Howard Friedman

Personality hardiness

Salvatore Maddi

Physical activity monitoring

Ulrich Ebner-Priemer

Physical and social pain

John Sturgeon

Physician-patient communication

Robin DiMatteo

Placebo and nocebo effects

Andrew Geers

Positive affect

Sarah Pressman

Precaution adoption process model

Neil Weinstein

Prejudice and stereotyping in healthcare

Elizabeth Focella

Prototype-willingness model

Rick Gibbons

Psychosocial factors in coronary heart disease

Elizabeth Vella

Relationship dissolution and health

David Sbarra

Risk perception

Vera Hoorens


Peggy Zoccola

Screening behavior

Leona Aiken

Selective exposure

William Hart

Self-affirmation and health

Peter Harris

Self-awareness and health

Jamie Arndt

Self-efficacy and health

Ralf Schwarzer

Self-esteem and health

Danu Stinson


Traci Mann

Sex differences and health

Vicki Helgeson

Social evaluative threats

Sally Dickerson

Social factors in diet and obesity

Janet Tomiyama

Social factors in neuroendocrine function

Theodore Robles

Social factors in sleep

Zlatan Krizan

Social identity

Alex Haslam

Social influence

Karen Rook

Social isolation and health

Naomi Eisenberger

Social support

Marci Gleason

Spirituality/Religiosity and Health

Kevin Masters

Stress and Resilience in Pregnancy

Christine Dunkel Schetter

Subjective health norms

Allecia Reid


Ken Fujita

Terror management health model

Jamie Goldenberg

The role of persuasion in health-related attitude and behavior change

Jeff Stone

Theory of planned behavior and reasoned action

Allison Earl

Thriving in life

Margaret Kern

Unrealistic optimism and health

James Shepperd

Waiting for health news

Kate Sweeny


Adherence to behavioral and medical regimens

Robin DiMatteo

Administrative Issues in Primary Care Psychology

David Trotter

Affective forecasting in health psychology

Michael Hoerger


Edith Burns

Alcohol Use Disorder: Long-term consequences

Andrew Littlefield

Alcohol use disorders: Overview

Andrew Littlefield

Anxiety and Skin Disease

Laura Dixon

Biopsychosocial practice and health psychology

Timothy Melchert

Body Image

Stephen Wonderlich

Body Image Assessments

Stephen Wonderlich

Cancer and psycho-oncology

Annette Stanton


Anne Moyer

Child and family health

Joaquin Borrego

Childhood Cancer

Jason Van Allen

Close relationships

Kieran Sullivan

Complementary, integrative, and alternative interventions

Jeffrey Barnett

Depression and comorbidity in health contexts

C. Steven Richards

Depression and relapse in health contexts

C. Steven Richards

Eating disorders

Eliot Dennard

Ethical issues for clinicians in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine contexts

Gerald Koocher

Ethics with Complementary Interventions

Jeffrey Barnett


Amy Wachholtz

History of Clinical Health Psychology

Ronald Rozensky

Hypnosis in health psychology

Steven Jay Lynn

Infertility, miscarriage, and neonatal loss

Amy Wenzel


Todd Smitherman

Ischemic heart disease, depression and tobacco smoking

Allison Carroll

Motivational interviewing

Thad Leffingwell

Multiple Sclerosis: MS, walking, and depression

Robert Motl

Neurocognitive Disorders and Health Psychology

Claudia Drossel


Michael Perri

Older adults and perspectives for researchers and clinicians working in health psychology and behavioral medicine

Louise Sharpe


Robert Gatchel

Pediatric health psychology

Jason Van Allen

Perinatal Depression

Sona Dimidjian

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in health contexts

Brett Litz

Prevention and health across the lifespan

John Romano

Psychological Assessment in Medical Settings

Adam Schmidt

Rehabilitation Psychology

Monica Kurylo

Reproductive health

Jennifer Brown

Schizophrenia in health contexts

Alex Cohen

Schools (K-12), eating and health psychology

Catherine Cook-Cottone

Self-affirmation and health

Allison Sweeney

Sexual minority populations and health

Mike Parent

Sport and exercise in health psychology

Judy Van Raalte

Stigma of disease and impact on health psychology

Patrick Corrigan

Suicide in the context of health psychology

Bruce Bongar

Tobacco Use Disorder and Its Treatment

Lee Cohen

Trends in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine

C. Steven Richards


Death and dying

David Balk

Family and health

Keith Sanford

Federal/state regulation (FDA)

David Portnoy

Funding for health psychology research

Robert Croyle

Genetics and psychology [health]

Nathan Kimbrel

Health disparities

Brandon Carlisle

Healthcare quality

Melissa Ward-Peterson

Injury, accident, and injury prevention

Kristi Alexander


Steven Nelson

Palliative care

Robert Arnold

Patient navigation/community health workers

Kristen Wells

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Ron Rozensky

Pediatric psychology

Michael Roberts

Placebo effect

Alexia Maness

Prescription privileges (pro and con)

Robert McGrath

Quality of life

Vanessa Malcarne

Role of health psychology in surgical interventions

John Robinson

Team Science in health

Bonnie Spring


Eve-Lynn Nelson

Traditional healing practices and healers

Robert M. Huff

Training in health psychology

Kevin Larkin

Training non-psychologists in the healthcare setting

Richard Seime

Transgender health issues

DeAnna Mori

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